That state of the racial divide in the U.S.
Race has been a source of tension since the colonization of America, but all must admit that conditions in the United States are much improved since the damage that began with Columbus in 1492.
However, some question how much progress has been made since the March on Washington 50 years ago. Tensions, prejudices, and injustices still exist. The Pew Research Social and Demographic Trends Project conducted studies on our perceptions of current circumstances. On August 22, 2013, they published the following slide representation of the data they collected, titled "50 Years After the March on Washington, Many Racial Divides Remain.
The informative presentation reveals mixed results, suggesting we have come a long way but have not yet arrived.
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The importance of this study is that it reveals progress appears continuing, even though we may not be at the level of complete equality. Certainly the fact that we have an African American President illustrates a dramatic change from 50 years ago. Hopefully, a continued examination of the status of race in the United States will lead to further progress and tolerance.
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